Press Releases

01.31.17

Gardner Statement on Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, who serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court: "Judge Gorsuch is one of our country's brightest legal minds with significant experience as a federal judge and a private litigator. A former Supreme Court clerk for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, Judge Gorsuch has learned from some of the most exceptional, disciplined, and faithf… Continue Reading


01.31.17

Gardner Named Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today was named Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy. Gardner served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources during the 114th Congress, and on the Energy and Commerce Committee while he represented Colorado's fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Energy Subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight, legislative and regulatory responsibilities for energy production and distribution and … Continue Reading


01.31.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary, Governor Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today voted to recommend Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of the Department of Energy: On Rep. Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary: "Having someone who understands Western issues - ranging from the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund to the responsible procurement of our energy resources on our publ… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation that encourages the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Mandatory federal audits already outline energy savings projects for federal facilities aim… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Gardner Joins Bill to Protect Family Farms

WASHINGTON -Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced he joined Senator John Thune (R-SD) in introducing the Death Tax Repeal Act, legislation to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, commonly known as the death tax. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. "Growing up on the Eastern Plains and working at my parent's farm implement dealership allowed me to see the devastating impact the death tax has on Colorado families, particularly thos… Continue Reading


01.30.17

Gardner, Colorado Technology Association Announce Partnership To Gather Input from Colorado Tech Community

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and the Colorado Technology Association today announced the One More Job/One More Innovation Initiative, a partnership that aims to gather input from Colorado's technology sector and help enact legislative solutions to promote technology in Colorado and throughout the nation. Gardner and the Colorado Technology Association want to hear directly from the Colorado technology commun… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Gardner, Bennet Announce 2017 Colorado Capital Conference Application Process

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), Colorado Mesa University, and the University of Colorado invite Colorado residents to attend the 2017 Colorado Capital Conference in Washington, D.C., on June 21-23. The conference affords residents across Colorado a better understanding of the federal legislative process by giving them the opportunity to interact with members of Congress, the President's cabinet, and other relevant leaders in Washington, D.C. "W… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Gardner, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Leases

WASHINGTON -Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and a group of 14 other Senators, reintroduced the bipartisan Providing Veterans Overdue Care Act, legislation that would authorize pending leases for 24 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities in 15 states. The bill seeks to ensure veteran access to healthcare by authorizing these medical leases, which would allow the VA to maintain needed healthcare facilities for which the VA has been seeking… Continue Reading


01.25.17

Gardner, Coons Introduce Legislation to Create Select Committee on Cybersecurity

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced legislation to establish a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity that would have jurisdiction over cybersecurity and cyberspace issues. Currently, multiple Senate Committees have jurisdiction over cybersecurity. During the 114th Congress, at least 20 standing committees between the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings related to cybersecurity. The purpose of the narrowly-focused commit… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce, Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today released the below statements after voting in favor of recommending Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce and Secretary Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation: On Wilbur Ross as Secretary of Commerce: "Mr. Ross has decades of experience in the private sector and a firm grasp on how to grow our economy and our workforce. When I met with Mr. Ross, I spoke about the im… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Governor Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador

Washington, DC - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended the Senate confirm Governor Nikki Haley as Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of Governor Haley's nomination. "The UN is in desperate need of U.S. leadership, particularly when it comes to standing up for one of our closest allies, Israel, and standing up to rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea. During her confirmation… Continue Reading


01.23.17

Gardner Statement on Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement after voting in favor of confirming Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): "At a time when we are facing many evolving threats around the world, it is important that our chief intelligence officer is prepared to face them head on to protect Americans at home and abroad. I will work with the incoming CIA Director to protect privacy as he works to protect America. Mr. Pompeo's background as … Continue Reading


01.23.17

Gardner Votes to Recommend Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Washington, DC - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today recommended the Senate confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) voted in favor of Rex Tillerson's nomination. "During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Tillerson communicated that he would be tough on Russia, stand up to China's aggression in the South China Sea, and continue to pursue sanctions against North Korea, including full enforcement of my Nor… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Gardner Votes to Confirm Mattis, Kelly

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statements after voting in favor of confirming General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. On General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense: "General Mattis is a proven leader who has served our country valiantly for more than four decades. A four-star general, he made clear during his confirmation hearing that he understands the importance of supporting our allies and military allian… Continue Reading


01.20.17

Gardner Statement on the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America: "After a divisive political election, our country came together today to celebrate the inauguration of a new President and witness a proud American tradition, the peaceful transfer of power. I echo President Trump's call for unity in his inaugural address and truly believe that regardless of individual political ideology, we all have… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Gardner Reopens Committee to Fill Colorado Judicial Vacancy

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced an additional opportunity to apply for the vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, one of the busiest courts in the country with more than 500 weighted cases per judgeship. The number of judgeships on the court - seven - has remained the same for over 30 years, despite the state's population growing by more than 70 percent and judicial workload remaining well above the national average. The vacancy was create… Continue Reading


01.19.17

Gardner Statement on Pruitt’s Commitment to Review EPA Decision on Gold King Mine Spill Claims

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today reacted to President-elect Trump's intended nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, and his commitment to reviewing the EPA's decision to deny claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for any injury or economic loss arising out of the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015. Attorney General Pruitt stated his commitment during his Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works confirmation hearing. "I appl… Continue Reading


01.16.17

Gardner Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Washington - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," said Gardner. "Dr. King changed the world through his actions because he taught the world to value unity, tolerance, and love above all else. Every year, on MLK Day, we remember Dr. King's call and continue to work together as a nation to fulfill his dream. I am fortunate to celebrate Dr. King with Coloradans at to… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Gardner, Bennet, Tipton Express Disappointment Over EPA’s Refusal to Pay Gold King Mine Claims

Washington, DC - Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3), today released the below statements regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to not receive and process claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for any injury or economic loss arising out of the Gold King Mine spill in August 2015. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke with the lawmakers earlier today to inform them the EPA will not reimburse the… Continue Reading


01.13.17

Gardner Announces $240,000 DHS Countering Violent Extremism Grant for Denver Police Department

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the Denver Police Department will receive a $240,000 Countering Violent Extremism Grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be utilized for training and engagement. "As violent extremists continue to pose a threat to our homeland, we must do everything we can to counter these threats and keep Coloradans safe," said Gardner. "Whether it's radical Islamic extremists or homegrown domestic terror groups trying to do us h… Continue Reading

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